Symantec unveils 2009 partner award winners at conference

Awards were given out to various VARs at the annual Symantec Partner Engage conference earlier this month. The awards recognized top Symantec VARs and were given out by the company's vice president of North American channel sales, Randy Cochran.

Awards were given out to various VARs at the annual Symantec Partner Engage conference earlier this month. The awards recognized top Symantec VARs and were given out by the company's vice president of North American channel sales, Randy Cochran.

Winners of these awards were recognized for both selling Symantec's products and for offering their own services around the products. Cochran announced winners after various presentations throughout the day on Thursday. The group of VARs, LARs and distributors represents companies that have "invested in Symantec," as Cochran put it.

Ingram Micro Canada, a technology distributor based in Mississauga, Ontario, took home the Distribution Sales Champ of the Year award. The top U.S. LAR of the Year award went to SHI International Corp., a large account reseller headquartered in Piscataway, NJ. The U.S. Public Sector VAR of the Year award was bestowed upon GTSI Corp., a governmentally-focused VAR based out of Herndon, VA.

Precision Computer Services Inc. of Shelton, Conn., won the Rookie of the Year award. Canada's top VAR award went to Lanworks Inc., an organization also based in Mississauga, Ontario. Allen Tecnologia Em Informatica Ltd., a solution provider company based in Brazil, was given the honor of Latin American VAR of the year. CDW Corp., a LAR located in Vernon Hills, IL, was awarded LAR Sales Champ of the Year.

Symantec bestowed the coveted title of VAR of the year to Forsythe Technology Inc., an organization based in Skokie, IL.

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